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Originally Posted by kontemptJC
where do you mount the controller? in the case?
Controller? If you're talking about Speedfan, that's an internet software utility that uses your Mobo heat sensors to determine temps. Speedfan will measure the core temp in your CPU.

I have a very good case for temps - the P180. My PSU sits in a separate thermal chamber (along with my HDDs) - and I modified the case to add an extra intake fan to push air over my HDDs and then out via the PSU exhaust.

I have a Seasonic 600 so my power is solid and reliable, which helps keep heat down.

Removing the IHS from the San Diego was terrifying, but I have to say, it lopped off easily 5 degrees if not more. Combined with a lapp'd BT - VX, I'm getting 26c idle. I kid you not!
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post #12 of 16
Controler, ie. reostat for the BTVX!
It fills an open rear slot (PCI type)
    
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There is a little knob on the top of the VX that you can manually turn to increase the fan RPM. If I turn it up to full, I get an extra 2 degrees lower temps. Right now I have it on low and that gives me my 26c idle. When you turn it up, there is a definite db level increase and a distinct unpleasant whine as well. Not sure if it's just my BT VX and the way it's mounted or true for all.
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post #14 of 16
Look at what I use to cool, and my cpu OC then look at the picture below. Notice that I am still running the cpu stress test so 33hr load temps are what you see.
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post #15 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Villainstone
Look at what I use to cool, and my cpu OC then look at the picture below. Notice that I am still running the cpu stress test so 33hr load temps are what you see.
Wow, those are really good temps.
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post #16 of 16
That is why Northwoods are awesome.
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